I Wanna Be Like You is a song written by the Sherman Brothers for the film, The Jungle Book.
King Louie: Now I'm the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I've reached the top and had to stop
And that's what botherin' me
I wanna be a man, mancub
And stroll right into town
And be just like the other men
I'm tired of monkeyin' around!
Oh, oobee doo
I wanna be like you I wanna walk like you Talk like you, too
You'll see it's true
An ape like me
Can learn to be humen too
Mowgili: Gee, cousin Louie You're doin' real good
King Louie: Now here's your part of the deal, cuz Lay the secret on me of man's red fire
Mowgili: But I don't know how to make fire
King Louie: Now don't try to kid me, mancub
I made a deal with you
What I desire is man's red fire
To make my dream come true
Give me the secret, mancub
Clue me what to do
Give me the power of man's red flower So I can be like you
Bagheera: Fire So, that's what that scoundrel's after.
Baloo: I'll tear him limb from limb! I'll beat him! I'll. I'll. Yeah. Well, man, what a beat.
Bagheera: Will you stop that silly beat business and listen to me?! This will take brains, not brawn.
Baloo: You better believe it, and I'm loaded with both!
Bagheera: Will you listen?!
Baloo: Oh Yeah Yeah.
Bagheera: Now then, you create a disturbance, while I rescue Mowgli. You got that?
Baloo: I'm gone, man. Solid gone.
Bagheera: Not yet Baloo
Baloo: HEY! De-zop-ba-ronie Hap-da-dee-ba-lat Da-dat-dat-non Hey, a-baby-dot-doo Zaba-doo-doo-day-doo-bop Doo-boo-doo-day, ze-bonz Za-bop-bop-bobby King Louie: Za-bah-doo-dee! Baloo: Well, a-ree-bah-naza King Louie: He-beh-do-beh-doy Baloo: Well, a-lah-bah-zini King Louie: Wadahlabat-boodalabat Baloo: Seebahlalat-dodie King Louie: Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Baloo: Well, a-ha ha ha ha King Louie: Rrrrahr-rrrahr! Baloo: Gettin' mad, baby! Monkey: Hall-owallo-a-la la Baloo: Mahata alottado Monkey: Hodolata-deetle-do Baloo: Do-zootle-dot-dot-dot-dot-dot King Louie Gingle do doot do do do doot Baloo: Zeep-i-doo-da hab a daah
King Louie: I'll ape your mannerisms.
We'll be a set of twins.
No one will know where mancub ends and orangutan begins
And when I eat bananas
I won't peel them with my feet
Cause I'll become a man, mancub,
and learn some "et-ti-keet
Oh You hoo hoo!
I wanna be like you
King Louie: I wanna talk like you
Walk like you, too
You'll see it's true
Someone like me
Monkey: Can learn to be
Like someone like me
Baloo: Take me home daddy
King Louie: Can learn to be
Like someone like you
King Louie: Encore one more time
Baloo: Yeah can learn to be
Like someone like me!